Social Work Practice Placements

Author: Sue Jones
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473911036
Format: PDF, ePub
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All social work students must undertake Practice Placements in the second and final years of their programme and the placement is a crucial area of assessment for passing the degree course. This book will help to develop student's critical thinking, analytic and reflective skills as they progress through their two placements. It will help them build a successful practice portfolio and understand exactly how they fit into the myriad of other professionals and services that make up day to day reality of practice. Crucially, this book will also feature a chapter on developing these skills into the workplace. Uniquely, it argues that becoming a competent and thriving social worker is dependent on success in the placement.

Your Social Work Practice Placement

Author: Ian Mathews
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446292835
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Embarking on a first practice placement can be an anxious experience for social work students. This textbook takes them step-by-step through the process, holding their hand through preparation for practice modules and during the course of the placement itself. Focusing on practicalities, knowledge, values and skills, the authors guide students through the challenges they may face. Chapters include numerous real-life case examples which reflect a range of varying placement contexts including different settings, service-user groups, locations and areas of practice. The book will help students become confident on placement and lead to rich placement experiences which will benefit them throughout the rest of their degree and upon entry to the profession. Your Social Work Practice Placements is essential reading for all social care students.

Practice placement in social work

Author: Avril Bellinger
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447318641
Format: PDF, ePub
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Involved in educating social work professionals? Overwhelmed and demoralised by the current climate of cuts to services and over-regulation? This unique book written by practice educators, students and academics offers hope. This collection of innovative approaches to social work placements addresses subjects including sustainability, student-led services, overseas placements, the value of the third-sector, supporting students from minority groups and the visual arts. The international and diverse contributions offer practical guidance and challenge conventional approaches to placement finding, teaching and assessment in field education. Written from a global social work perspective this is essential reading for anyone responsible for ensuring quality placements for future professionals.

Surviving Your Social Work Placement

Author: Karen Jones
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137328231
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This best-selling guide to social work placements is designed to support you through one of the most rewarding and challenging aspects of your social work degree. Now substantially revised to take into account the latest developments in social work education in the UK: • It includes fully updated guidance on how you will be assessed, with reference to the latest professional frameworks and standards; including the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) for England. • It contains a completely new chapter on professional values, diversity and social justice. • It is packed with reflective activities and advice from your student peers to help you develop your practice skills and identity. Written in a friendly and accessible style by two authors with a wealth of teaching experience, this is an essential guide to not only surviving, but getting the most out of, your social work placement.

Social Work Placements

Author: Mark Doel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135190275
Format: PDF, ePub
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Placements can be one of the most exciting parts of your social work training but also one of the most daunting. This Guide will help you to make the most of your practice learning opportunities. The guide highlights how you can make the most of your placement, as well as anticipating some of the problem areas and pitfalls to avoid. It covers: preparing for your placement getting to grips with placement documentation understanding how and what you might learn on placement integrating theory with practice non-traditional placements anticipating difficulties and dealing with them getting the best from assessment and evaluation. Using a cast of ‘fellow travellers’ – students, work-based supervisors, practice educators and college tutors – to illustrate issues raised, the Guide is accessible and contains plenty of case studies. It is the ideal book for anyone wanting to make sure their placement goes as well as possible, whether they are a student or a supervisor.

Supporting Struggling Students on Placement

Author: Jo Finch
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447328736
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Practical guidance that will further knowledge and engender confidence for any teachers, assessors and supervisors on courses with a practice learning component, based on the authors first-hand experience and international multi-disciplinary research and literature.

Effective Observation in Social Work Practice

Author: Maureen O'Loughlin
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473908329
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Introducing the concept of observation to social work students can be a complex and challenging task. Assessing their observation skills and assignments can be even harder, especially if much of this work takes place implicitly, throughout their training and placements. This book will help students to grasp the fundamentals of social work observation, from the theories and methods to how these can be demonstrated in everyday practice. Skills are covered throughout, as well as effective observation work with different client groups and in different settings. The authors argue that an observant social worker is an effective and resilient one, and demonstrate this through case study material and research summaries.

Reflective Practice in Social Work

Author: Christine Knott
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473967813
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Reflective practice is at the heart of becoming a competent and confident social worker. It’s both a key element of learning and development on social work courses and an important aspect of social work practice. This accessible and introductory text explores a range of approaches to reflective practice that aims to help students become more confident in answering key questions, including 'what is reflective practice?', ‘how do I develop as a reflective practitioner?’, ‘how do I maintain reflective practice in key contexts?’. There are sections on writing reflective journals, communicating well with service users and carers and reflective practice while on placements.

Social Work Practice Learning

Author: David Edmondson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446293025
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book provides essential knowledge and skills to address all the new social work education requirements for placements and practice learning. It will help you successfully pass your compulsory social work placement whilst meeting the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) for Social Workers and developing their professional practice. Giving examples of the PCF plus clear exercises, strategies and tips, the book: -Introduces your students to social work in the context of contemporary reforms. -Takes you through each stage of the new placement structure explaining supervision, reflective practice and critical thinking in social work. -Addresses trouble shooting and problem solving on placement. -Helps you prepare for complex casework with individuals, families, groups and communities; address risk in social work; and engage with diverse groups and communities. By using this book, you'll be armed with the tools you need to get the most out of your placement. David Edmondson is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Manchester Metropolitan University

Practice Educating Social Work Students

Author: Nicholas
Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN: 9780335262823
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This brand new book is essential reading for anyone involved in practice educating social work students. Whether you are an on-site or off-site practice educator, or a workplace supervisor, the book will guide you through your role, providing practical and straightforward advice about the process from start to finish. With handy references to the Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS) throughout, the book helps first-time practice educators to quell their anxieties and supports both new and experienced practitioners to develop skills to support their students and deepen their own professional expertise. The book provides enlightening and unintimidating guidance on how to: Establish expectations with social work students at the start of a placement Assess and support your students to achieve to the very best of their abilities Ensure the highest quality placement experience is offered in your setting Write clear, constructive and helpful reports at the mid and end points of the placement Tackle difficult conversations and create action plans when things go wrong Guarantee your students fulfil the criteria of the Professional Capabilities Framework and that you achieve the requirements of PEP domains Written by two experienced professionals, the book is packed with practical tips, handy checklists and realistic examples, providing the time-pressed practice educator with at-a-glance "Best Practice" points and "Common Pitfalls" to avoid. "When I read the book, I found it to be helpful and easy to negotiate, offering really practical and straightforward advice in an easy style. I would recommend it to all Practice Educators, whether long in the tooth or fresh in to the profession." Steve Harding, Social Work Tutor, University of Leeds, UK "An increase in expectations and practice standards, in recent years, now requires the Practice Educator role within social work to be enshrined in evidence-based educative practice theory, specialist professional standards, ethics and values. This publication consolidates professional practice standards alongside the PCF within the context of current social work education and would be an invaluable tool for practice educators new and old. It is clear, insightful and above all, comes from an experienced practitioner base. I wish I had had this type of publication when first starting out. I will have no hesitation in recommending this book to my own Trainee Practice Educators within and outside the social work field." Kathryne Thomson, Associate Lecturer, Practice Educator Professional Standards 1 + 2 Mentor and Assessor, Practice Educator + Consultant affiliated to Bucks New University, UK